Lip lift

Lip lift

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A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the lips by increasing the prominence of the vermilion border (the border between the lips and the surrounding skin) and exposing more of the upper teeth when the mouth is at rest. This procedure is typically chosen by individuals who desire a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing lip shape.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss individual candidacy, expectations, and potential risks before deciding to undergo a lip lift procedure.

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  • Technique: This procedure involves an incision just beneath the nose, resembling the shape of a bull’s horns.
  • Skin Removal: A strip of excess skin is removed to lift the upper lip and enhance the vermilion border.
  • Upper Lip Exposure: The goal is to expose more of the upper teeth and create a more youthful appearance.


  • Ice Packs: Applying ice packs can help reduce swelling.
  • Prescribed Medications: Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed.
  • Avoiding Strain: Patients are advised to avoid excessive movement of the lips during the initial recovery period.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular follow-ups with the surgeon are essential to monitor progress and address any concerns.
  • Immediate Results: Some results are noticeable immediately, but final results may take a few weeks to fully manifest.
  • Natural Appearance: When performed by a skilled surgeon, the outcome should look natural and enhance facial harmony.

 The longevity of results can vary among individuals, but lip lift outcomes are generally considered long-lasting compared to some non-surgical options. Aging and lifestyle factors can impact the duration of results.

  • Scarring: Like any surgical procedure, scarring is a possibility.
  • Infection: Infections are a potential risk, but they are rare with proper postoperative care.
  • Nerve Damage: Numbness or changes in sensation may occur temporarily.
  • Unsatisfactory Results: In some cases, the desired outcome may not be achieved, and revision surgery may be considered.

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